Tangentially: Brent: 'doesn't mean Sherlock Holmes exists in some Platonic realm ...'

MP: For those who occasionally like a clever and entertaining read unencumbered by deep social comment can I recommend the adventures of Ms Thursday Next in 'The Eyre Affair' a novel by Jasper FForde, and in the sequels, the names of which I have forgotten at the moment. The author shows what could happen if Platonia started really getting out of hand. Regards Mark Peaty CDES [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.arach.net.au/~mpeaty/ Brent Meeker wrote: > Mohsen Ravanbakhsh wrote: >> /All actual measurements yield rational values. Using real >> numbers in the equations of physics is probably merely a >> convenience (since calculus is easier than finite >> differences). There is no evidence that defining an >> instantaneous state requires uncountable information. / >> >> What about the realizability of mathematical concepts. Real >> numbers are mathematical, so they should have a >> counterpart in real world. > > Why? "Mathematical" means nothing but not > self-contradictory. Sherlock Holmes stories are > mathematical. That doesn't mean Sherlock Holmes exists in > some Platonic realm. > > Brent Meeker > > > > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---